Emergency Services responding to explosion at Lemon Tree Passage

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Emergency Services responding to explosion at Lemon Tree Passage


Emergency services have rushed to the scene of an explosion on Wednesday afternoon, at Lemon Tree Passage.

NSW Ambulance say they were called to Cook Parade at about 2:45, and when they arrived, began treating a man in his 50s, who had burns to his face and chest, following a battery explosion on a boat.

It’s understood he was working on the battery when it exploded in his face.

The man was flown to the Royal North Shore Hospital in the Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Joel De Zuna says the hydrochloric acid in the battery caused pretty serious burns to the patient.

“This type of burn can be really serious, as the chemicals may continue to burn the skin for some time.

“Thankfully, the man knew to pour water over the area until paramedics arrived to provide further treatment,” Insp De Zuna said.



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2022-08-24 05:50:13

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